Biography of George C. Silsbee
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Silsbee, George C., was born in the town of Avoca, October 30, 1857. His grandfather, James Silsbee, was the first station agent in the village for N. Y., L. E. & W. R. R., also established the first grist mill in the town, and the family date back to the first settlers. Horace Silsbee, father of George C., was born in Avoca, and married Ruth, daughter of J. D. Griswold, by whom he had one son, George C., who was educated in the schools of Avoca, after which he was clerk in the store of Oscar Smith, and later became postmaster of the village, which office he he1d for six years. In 1889 he bought the plant of the Avoca Advance, a weekly paper of prominence in the village, and he is also engaged in the real estate business. August 4, 1881, he married Jennie, daughter of Henry Burns, of North Cohocton, by whom he had one daughter. Mr. Silsbee is at present justice of the peace, serving his third term, is a member of the Avoca Lodge of Masons, No. 519, and of Avoca Lodge I. O. O. F.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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